Robert P Renner

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Peroxiredoxins (Prx) are a family of antioxidant thioredoxin or glutathione dependent peroxidases. The major functions of Prx comprise modulation of signalling cascades that apply hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) and cellular protection against oxidative stress. Nothing is known about Prx isoforms in human myocardium. We investigated the protein expression of(More)
A site-specific agar replica technique for detecting Candida albicans on the acrylic resin denture surface of denture stomatitis patients has been developed. The method is selective for C. albicans during a finite incubation period with a specific synthetic growth medium. C. albicans colonies can be geographically observed on the replica and their presence(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to critically analyze important hygienic/secondary prophylactic and biomechanical aspects of removable partial denture (RPD) design. MATERIALS AND METHODS The literature related to traditional biomechanical design and open/hygienic design of RPDs was discussed by the authors at a 2.5-day workshop. The written report(More)
Five denture stomatitis patients demonstrating Candida albicans on both maxillary dentures and palates volunteered to test the effects of Peridex oral rinse in treating their oral disease. They used Peridex rinse both as a mouthrinse and as a denture soak for a period of 24 days. Agar replicas of the tissue-fitting surfaces of the maxillary dentures(More)
Justin D. Brookes,*,† Cayelan C. Carey,‡ David P. Hamilton, Lionel Ho,†,∥ Leon van der Linden,†,∥ Robert Renner, and Anna Rigosi† †Water Research Centre, Environment Institute, School of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Adelaide, 5005 South Australia, Australia ‡Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech, 1405 Perry Street, Blacksburg,(More)
Colonization of the oral and pharyngeal regions by Candida spp., particularly C. albicans, is extremely common in humans, particularly in early and late life. A variety of local and systemic conditions predispose the transformation of the benign colonization to a pathological state, which may have severe local or serious systemic consequences. The finding(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to investigate the effect of age, posterior occlusal contacts, occlusal force, and salivary flow on masticatory performance in older adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample consisted of 328 independently living people over the age of 60 years. Masticatory performance was determined by the concentration of dissolved glucose(More)
Denture stomatitis is an erythematous disorder of the denture-bearing tissues, especially the maxillary hard palate. Frequently it mimics many oral lesions. Early diagnosis of the lesion is essential to assure rational therapy. A diagnostic procedure based upon the enumeration of Candida albicans appeared to be feasible. A control group of twenty fully(More)
Seven patients with a total of 12 roots were treated with overdentures (maxillary, mandibular, or both) and recalled at 6-month intervals for a period of 4 years. A periodontist evaluated the periodontal health status of the abutment roots after complete periodontal therapy, immediately prior to placement of the overdentures, and at all recall visits. The(More)